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Please be advised that due to the inclement weather, Hayes Township has rescheduled the General Board meeting to Thursday April 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Effective immediately enforcement of the Tall Grass Ordinance, Blight Ordinance and Noise Ordinance has been suspended until further notice. 
Holiday Schedule – Office Closed
Friday, March 30, 2018 - Good Friday 
Monday, May 28, 2018 – Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 – Independence Day
Monday, September 3, 2018 – Labor Day
Monday, October 8, 2018 – Columbus Day
Monday, November 12, 2018 – Veterans Day
Thursday, November 22, 2018 – Thanksgiving
Friday, November 23, 2018 – Day after Thanksgiving
Monday, December 24, 2018 – Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 – Christmas Day
Monday, December 31, 2018 – New Year’s Eve
Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 – New Year’s Day

Welcome to the Hayes Township Website

     Hayes Township is located in central Clare County in a region known as Central Michigan. The Township surrounds the City of Harrison, and is linked to the City in terms of services, employment, recreation and entertainment. Major transportation arteries pass through Hayes Township providing connections to surrounding communities and the rest of the state. U.S. Highway 27, a controlled access freeway, runs through the Township providing easy access to the communities of Gaylord and Grayling to the North, and Clare, Mount Pleasant and Lansing to the south.

     Because of significant natural resources such as heavy woodlands and many small lakes and bodies of water, Hayes Township, has become a popular destination for tourists and recreation enthusiasts.

     Established in Michigan’s lumbering era, the area was home to the first logging railroad in the History of the world, the Lake George & Muskegon Railroad. By 1882, the rail line was used for transporting lumber and other goods from Harrison to other communities in Clare County and the rest of the state. In 1890, the rail line offered express trains that provided direct connections between Harrison and Cincinnati. The railroad line, in addition to important rivers such as the Muskegon River, and Tobacco River, helped the lumbering industry to flourish.


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